Aditya Chopra is the reason I am in Bollywood: Anushka

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By HT

Anushka Sharma, who has been part of the Hindi film industry for the past eight years, has said she owes her success to her first director, Aditya Chopra. She made her debut with Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008 ), opposite Shah Rukh Khan.

In an interview, the 28-year-old actor said, “I have got good films and I am thankful to Aditya Chopra. He put a lot of faith in me. Whenever I work on any Yash Raj film, I feel that they believed in me and that’s why I have been able to be in films today. I had no connection with movies apart from watching them. My journey has been good and by God’s grace, I have not changed.”

With this, Anushka stressed on the fact that she is a “self-made woman” from a “normal background”, who “wants to make the most” of the present time. “I treat my acting career with a lot of respect. Women are doing quite well in various fields - be it in costume, direction, editing, production. They are working everywhere now. Writers are penning stories with female leads and the films are doing well at the box office. It is an interesting time, and as an actress, I want to make the most of it,” she said.

On the work front, Anushka is gearing up for the release of Sultan, opposite Salman Khan, this week. She will also be seen in Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil this year. Other than these projects, the actor has wrapped up her second movie as a producer, Phillauri. She will also be seen acting in the movie.